Stay Cool • Visit Blanco

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Blanco River State Park • Blanco, Texas

Right down the road from Redbud Cafe, the Blano River at Blanco State Park offers a cool, refreshing respite from the Texas summer heat!

A local favorite, check out Blanco State Park for swimming, fishing, and camping.

Location tip from the park’s website: If using GPS, try entering “29 Main Street.”  Blanco, TX 78606

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This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

 

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, July 13, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Silver & Gold
  • Saturday, July 14, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Paul Cash

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Art at Redbud Cafe

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

We are happy to have the work of local artist, Eric Harrison on the walls of Redbud Cafe. All artwork will be on display and for sale through September, 2018.

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About the artist

Eric Harrison-born 1971 in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1995 he married Kim Marie, and together they have two sons, Noah and Ethan.

The Harrison’s reside in the hill country west of Blanco, Texas.

Currently painting in a language resonant with other Texas artists such as Robert and Julian Onderdonk, Robert Wood, Porfirio Salinas, Dawson  Dawson-Watson, and Robert Harrison; with an affinity toward the work of California painter William Wendt. Paul Cezanne and many of the post impressionists.

Exhibitions and collections of his work include:

  • The United States Embassy in Togo, Africa
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The Buckhorn Museum,  San Antonio
  • Best of the Best Art Show,  Salado, Texas
  • Texas Landscape Show The Nave Museum, Victoria Texas
  • The Harrisons, “A Family of Texas Painters” Charles Morin Fine Art, San Antonio
  • Alamo Kiwanis Western Art Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • Many Farm and Ranch collections
  • Many private collections around the world

 “My art is the result of my thoughts and feelings about the place where I live.  Freedom, Imagination and encounter with nature are the source from which these visions are realized. Ultimately these paintings stand as evidence of a life being lived, and above all are meant to be seen, so as you look at the paintings allow you eye to wander and your mind to wonder.”

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Happy 4th!

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This week we say Happy Birthday, USA, on July 4th!

Redbud Cafe will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, to celebrate. Regular hours resume on Thursday, July 5th.

We also say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own resident lavender guru, Tasha! For all your lavender products and info be sure to check out Hill Country Lavender online, at their year-round location in Brieger Pottery, or at the Farm Store this weekend (this summer’s lavender bloom season wraps up soon).

This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, July 6, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Him & Her
  • Saturday, July 7, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Erik Hokkanen

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Art at Redbud Cafe

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

We are happy to have the work of local artist, Eric Harrison on the walls of Redbud Cafe. All artwork will be on display and for sale through September, 2018.

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About the artist

Eric Harrison-born 1971 in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1995 he married Kim Marie, and together they have two sons, Noah and Ethan.

The Harrison’s reside in the hill country west of Blanco, Texas.

Currently painting in a language resonant with other Texas artists such as Robert and Julian Onderdonk, Robert Wood, Porfirio Salinas, Dawson  Dawson-Watson, and Robert Harrison; with an affinity toward the work of California painter William Wendt. Paul Cezanne and many of the post impressionists.

Exhibitions and collections of his work include:

  • The United States Embassy in Togo, Africa
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The Buckhorn Museum,  San Antonio
  • Best of the Best Art Show,  Salado, Texas
  • Texas Landscape Show The Nave Museum, Victoria Texas
  • The Harrisons, “A Family of Texas Painters” Charles Morin Fine Art, San Antonio
  • Alamo Kiwanis Western Art Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • Many Farm and Ranch collections
  • Many private collections around the world

 “My art is the result of my thoughts and feelings about the place where I live.  Freedom, Imagination and encounter with nature are the source from which these visions are realized. Ultimately these paintings stand as evidence of a life being lived, and above all are meant to be seen, so as you look at the paintings allow you eye to wander and your mind to wonder.”

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Hello, Summer

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Welcome summer with our own Redbud Cobb Salad – a cool + delicious entree as the weather gets warmer!

This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

 

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Art at Redbud Cafe

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

We are happy to have the work of local artist, Eric Harrison on the walls of Redbud Cafe. All artwork will be on display and for sale through September, 2018.

RedbudSpring (1)

About the artist

Eric Harrison-born 1971 in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1995 he married Kim Marie, and together they have two sons, Noah and Ethan.

The Harrison’s reside in the hill country west of Blanco, Texas.

Currently painting in a language resonant with other Texas artists such as Robert and Julian Onderdonk, Robert Wood, Porfirio Salinas, Dawson  Dawson-Watson, and Robert Harrison; with an affinity toward the work of California painter William Wendt. Paul Cezanne and many of the post impressionists.

Exhibitions and collections of his work include:

  • The United States Embassy in Togo, Africa
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The Buckhorn Museum,  San Antonio
  • Best of the Best Art Show,  Salado, Texas
  • Texas Landscape Show The Nave Museum, Victoria Texas
  • The Harrisons, “A Family of Texas Painters” Charles Morin Fine Art, San Antonio
  • Alamo Kiwanis Western Art Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • Many Farm and Ranch collections
  • Many private collections around the world

 “My art is the result of my thoughts and feelings about the place where I live.  Freedom, Imagination and encounter with nature are the source from which these visions are realized. Ultimately these paintings stand as evidence of a life being lived, and above all are meant to be seen, so as you look at the paintings allow you eye to wander and your mind to wonder.”

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, June 29, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Eric Gerber
  • Saturday, June 30, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Winslow & Scheffler

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Art at Redbud Cafe

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This Friday:

Art at Redbud Cafe

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

Redbud Cafe will host a “meet-the-artist’ for Eric Harrison- Friday, June 22, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

We are happy to have the work of local artist, Eric Harrison on the walls of Redbud Cafe. All artwork will be on display and for sale through September, 2018.

RedbudSpring (1)

About the artist

Eric Harrison-born 1971 in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1995 he married Kim Marie, and together they have two sons, Noah and Ethan.

The Harrison’s reside in the hill country west of Blanco, Texas.

Currently painting in a language resonant with other Texas artists such as Robert and Julian Onderdonk, Robert Wood, Porfirio Salinas, Dawson  Dawson-Watson, and Robert Harrison; with an affinity toward the work of California painter William Wendt. Paul Cezanne and many of the post impressionists.

Exhibitions and collections of his work include:

  • The United States Embassy in Togo, Africa
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The Buckhorn Museum,  San Antonio
  • Best of the Best Art Show,  Salado, Texas
  • Texas Landscape Show The Nave Museum, Victoria Texas
  • The Harrisons, “A Family of Texas Painters” Charles Morin Fine Art, San Antonio
  • Alamo Kiwanis Western Art Show, San Antonio, Texas
  • Many Farm and Ranch collections
  • Many private collections around the world

 “My art is the result of my thoughts and feelings about the place where I live.  Freedom, Imagination and encounter with nature are the source from which these visions are realized. Ultimately these paintings stand as evidence of a life being lived, and above all are meant to be seen, so as you look at the paintings allow you eye to wander and your mind to wonder.”

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, June 22, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Chris Prewitt
  • Saturday, June 23, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Don Reilly

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This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

 

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Thanks!

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Big Thanks from Redbud Cafe

Thanks to all who came out for the 14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival!

We appreciate your support ♥

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, June 15, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: 3 Hands High
  • Saturday, June 16, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Erik Hokkanen

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Art at Redbud Cafe

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

We are happy to have the work of local artist, Eric Harrison on the walls of Redbud Cafe. All artwork will be on display and for sale through September, 2018.

Redbud Cafe will host a “meet-the-artist’ for Eric Harrison on Friday, June 22, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

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This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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The 14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival

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This Weekend in Blanco

The 14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival • June 8-9-10, 2018
Friday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Visit Local Lavender Farms
  • Lavender Market on the Grounds of the Historic Old Blanco County Courthouse
  • Speakers’ Pavilion featuring tips on growing and using Lavender, General Horticulture, Bee Keeping and more.
  • Take in some great Live Music in Bindseil Park.
  • Sample and purchase the best of Texas Specialty Packaged foods, regional wines and local beer in the TEXAS MADE tent.

The Blanco Lavender Festival is a project of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce and the major fundraiser for the year for the Chamber.

For more information go to > Blanco Lavender Festival

Hill Country Lavender products are available year round at Brieger Pottery, next door to Redbud Cafe, and at the farm location during The Blanco Lavender Festival and throughout early summer.

For farm hours and more info go to > www.hillcountrylavender.com

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Redbud Cafe’s Lavender Festival Menu

In order to serve you more quickly during peak Lavender Festival hours, we’ll have all your favorite cold sandwiches. salads and a selection of hot sandwiches as boxed lunches:

  • Friday, June 8, from 10:30 am – 4pm • Regular menu from 4pm – 9pm
  • Sat, June 9, from 10:00 am – 4pm • Regular menu from 4pm – 9pm
  • Sunday, June 10, from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm • Serving Lavender Festival Menu all day (our Sunday brunch menu will be back next week!)

And be sure to check out a Lavender Festival Favorite – Jan’s Lovely Lavender Sugar Cookies

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, June 8, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Silver & Gold
  • Saturday, June 9, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Paul Cash

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Art at Redbud Cafe

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

On June 1st, we welcome the work of local artist, Eric Harrison to the walls of Redbud Cafe. All artwork will be on display and for sale through September, 2018.

Redbud Cafe will host a “meet-the-artist’ for Eric Harrison on Friday, June 22, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

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Sunshine

Redbud Cafe Lavender Festival Menu 

Sunday, June 10 • 10am – 3:30 pm

Serving all day from our regular menu

Our Brunch Menu will return next weekend!

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Weekly Specials

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Hill Country Lavender

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Our own Hill Country Lavender farm store is now open!

Hill Country Lavender Farm Seasonal hours:

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM / SUNDAY 12 PM – 4 PM

You will find a full line of Hill Country Lavender products year round at BRIEGER POTTERY, right next door to Redbud Cafe.

Current bloom report from Hill Country Lavender website:

BLOOM UPDATE

We have blooms coming up on our plants but it will be a little while before they open. Please be aware that our field sustained damage last week during a thunderstorm. We had hail and straight line winds that battered our plants and removed the roof of our farm store. Our store is under repair and will be open this Friday and our field is still pretty but not up to our normal standards. Our views are beautiful, come out and enjoy the wonderful Texas Hill county.

Stay up-to-date at hillcountrylavender.com

You’ll also find recipes and other great ways to use the leaves and blossoms of this fragrant herb.

Coming Soon

14TH ANNUAL BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Festival Dates:  JUNE FRIDAY 8th – SUNDAY 10th 2018

An enjoyable weekend, with several local farms participating. Come visit Hill Country Lavender and enjoy lavender, talks about lavender, and sip ice cold lemonade, under the live oak tree in the lavender field.  For more information on the other farms and events around the Old Blanco County Courthouse Square: www.blancolavenderfest.com

 

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Opening June 1, 2018

Eric Harrison • Art at Redbud Cafe

On June 1st, we welcome the work of local artist, Eric Harrison to the walls of Redbud Cafe. Redbud Cafe will host a “meet-the-artist’ for Eric Harrison on Friday, June 22, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

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“Redbud Spring”, oil painting by Eric Harrison

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Gerry Burns
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Chris Prewitt

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Art at Redbud Cafe

now showing –  through May 31:

Texas Musicians • Billy Ray Mangham

About the Artist:

Internationally known artist and teacher, Billy Ray Mangham, has spent over 30 years creating, selling, and teaching art. In the last 10 years, Billy Ray Mangham and Beverly Mangham, have established a vibrant learning environment for the creative arts and artist studios at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas.

We are very excited to have Billy Ray Mangham’s new work on canvas at Redbud Cafe for this show inspired by Texas Musicians. Billy Ray’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase through the end of May, 2018.

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This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Summer. Is. Coming.

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We’re ready for summer weather with refreshing, fresh-squeezed lemonade, lavender lemonade and a bevy of other icy-cold beverages. And, as always, we have one of the best selections of Real Ale Brewing Company’s brews on tap…

This Week’s Special

 

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Erik Hokkanen
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Don Reilly

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Art at Redbud Cafe

now showing –  through May 31:

Texas Musicians • Billy Ray Mangham

About the Artist:

Internationally known artist and teacher, Billy Ray Mangham, has spent over 30 years creating, selling, and teaching art. In the last 10 years, Billy Ray Mangham and Beverly Mangham, have established a vibrant learning environment for the creative arts and artist studios at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas.

We are very excited to have Billy Ray Mangham’s new work on canvas at Redbud Cafe for this show inspired by Texas Musicians. Billy Ray’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase through the end of May, 2018.

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Opening June 1, 2018

Eric Harrison • Art at the Redbud Cafe

On June 1st, we welcome the work of local artist, Eric Harrison to the walls of Redbud Cafe. Redbud Cafe will host a “meet-the-artist’ for Eric Harrison on Friday, June 22, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, in conjuction with El Verde Boys, live at Redbud Cafe from 6:30pm – 9:00pm  that evening.

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“Redbud Spring”, oil painting by Eric Harrison

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Coming Soon

14TH ANNUAL BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Festival Dates:  JUNE FRIDAY 8th – SUNDAY 10th 2018

An enjoyable weekend, with several local farms participating. Come visit Hill Country Lavender and enjoy lavender, talks about lavender, and sip ice cold lemonade, under the live oak tree in the lavender field.  For more information on the other farms and events around the Old Blanco County Courthouse Square: www.blancolavenderfest.com

 

Porch Weather

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These breezy days in May are perfect for being outside on our recently renovated porch. You can place your order inside , then enjoy al fresco dining – or more precisely, have a nice lunch all’apertero. According to Wikipedia, “The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool [air]”, although it is not in current use in that language to refer to dining outside. Instead, Italians use the phrases fuori or all’aperto.[3] In Italian, the expression al fresco usually refers to spending time in jail.[4]”

Bottom line: Enjoy Texas spring weather on our porch…and Please do your very best to stay out of jail.

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This Week’s Special

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: 3 Hands High
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30pm – 9:00pm: El Verde Boys

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Art at Redbud Cafe

now showing:

Texas Musicians • Billy Ray Mangham

About the Artist:

Internationally known artist and teacher, Billy Ray Mangham, has spent over 30 years creating, selling, and teaching art. In the last 10 years, Billy Ray Mangham and Beverly Mangham, have established a vibrant learning environment for the creative arts and artist studios at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas.

We are very excited to have Billy Ray Mangham’s new work on canvas at Redbud Cafe for this show inspired by Texas Musicians. Billy Ray’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase through the end of May, 2018.

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Coming Soon

14TH ANNUAL BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Festival Dates:  JUNE FRIDAY 8th – SUNDAY 10th 2018

An enjoyable weekend, with several local farms participating. Come visit Hill Country Lavender and enjoy lavender, talks about lavender, and sip ice cold lemonade, under the live oak tree in the lavender field.  For more information on the other farms and events around the Old Blanco County Courthouse Square: www.blancolavenderfest.com

 

Lavender Season Approaches

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As the weather warms up, the local lavender crop begins to form blossoms! Our own Hill Country Lavender Farm will open for the 2018 season on Friday, MAY 25th. At this time, lavender bloom is predicted to begin at the end of May. Look for lavender bloom updates on the Hill Country Lavender website:  http://www.hillcountrylavender.com/

Farm hours : FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM & SUNDAY 12 PM – 4 PM

Be sure to check out the events at Hill Country Lavender and other local farms during the 14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival in June.

Meanwhile, you’ll find a full line of Hill Country Lavender products at Brieger  Pottery, year round.

14TH ANNUAL BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Festival Dates:  JUNE FRIDAY 8th – SUNDAY 10th 2018

An enjoyable weekend, with several local farms participating. Come visit Hill Country Lavender and enjoy lavender, talks about lavender, and sip ice cold lemonade, under the live oak tree in the lavender field.  For more information on the other farms and events around the Old Blanco County Courthouse Square: www.blancolavenderfest.com

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This Week’s Special

 

Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.

Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.

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Music this Weekend

Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Silver & Gold
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Paul Cash

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Art at Redbud Cafe

now showing:

Texas Musicians • Billy Ray Mangham

About the Artist:

Internationally known artist and teacher, Billy Ray Mangham, has spent over 30 years creating, selling, and teaching art. In the last 10 years, Billy Ray Mangham and Beverly Mangham, have established a vibrant learning environment for the creative arts and artist studios at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas.

We are very excited to have Billy Ray Mangham’s new work on canvas at Redbud Cafe for this show inspired by Texas Musicians. Billy Ray’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase through the end of May, 2018.

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